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Jul 1, 2011 4:30am PDT
to make the big move and declared would it strike but the bridge district said fine and made a big move and said we're going to cancel service entirely. negotiations have been going on since november 2009. the union is upset because 16 ticket agents are going to be replaced by ticket machines next week the bridge district is trying to close a gap of $89 million. they decided shutting down service would be the right thing to do, to cut to the chase and let the customers know because they figured other unions wouldn't want to cross the line but the employees were disappointed. >> we would appreciate it if they would focus more on the employees and 34 years of service and treating them in a way they can leave the judge but to disrespect them and cast them off in hopes we won't make a ruckus as we leave july 8th. >> i think our organization has an excellent track record in what we but put on the table. >> reporter: bridge officials are offering to reassign the workers that is being replaced by machines. hopefully the number of people that will be impacted will be smaller than usual. if you
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Jul 11, 2011 4:30am PDT
to meet the woman she saved. >> i probably give her a big hug and just say that i'm sorry that it took so long. i'm glad that her and her kids are okay. >> the officer has gotten a call from jaycee dugard's mother says not a day goes by that they don't thank them for what they did. >> some of the neighbors watched the interview with mixed emotions last night. they say they are horrified to hear what went on for so long but they are amazed at her strength and her recovery she is making from her ordeal. >> she has given strength to people in that similar situation and strived to make the best. >> she is very, very brave. >> they pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sex charges last month. she was sentenced to life in prison and nancy is serving 36 years to life. >>> now to the latest on seven missing northern california men in the gulf of california. within hours divers could start searching for them. a navy deep water team from hawaii is due to explore the wreckage of the erik that flu now on the sea floor. they will be looking to see if any of the missing men are still on the boat. meanwhile,
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00am PDT
. he said he saw two faces and two big sets of eyes. the two men on board were killed. it happened at 7:30 last night. plane crashed into a medical office building narrowly missing the main hospital building here at the watsonville community hospital. >>> the blilgs department but no one was there except for the people that were actually on the plane. >> reporter: here a close-up shot. faa will be on scene to take a close look at the crash scene but no cause has been identified yet. witnesses say it was foggy at the time. the plane had just taken off from the watsonville municipal airport. it's registered under two men but names were not released. hospital was not affected by the crash so hospital workers were able to continue caring for their patients. >>> this morning, survivors of a capsized fishing boat in mexico are expected back home in the bay area. at the same time family members of the seven men still missing are hoping they will have a reuin yoon in the near future. nick smith joins us. >> it's been tough for the families. 16 of the remaining 19 american survivors have crossed
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
. a big week all the way around. let's start with the case. these arrests could mean the common raise of giovanni ramirez. he was arrested in may. l.a.'s police chief at the time said very emphatically this was the man who beat stow. so l.a.'s mayor's office tells the l.a. times they are obviously going to need an explanation. now an anonymous police source say two people have been arrested. >> we were just waiting, kind of like everybody else. we know they have a big job to do and a lot of work ahead of them. we are putting all our faith in the lapd right now. >> this wouldn't mean ramirez would go free. he is serving time for a parole violation. this is a good example of why people shouldn't rush to judgment. we don't know what led them to these two people. we are hoping we will learn more today. as for stow's progress, according to his family's blog he has made a breakthrough and he opened his eyes and closed them on demand. when they asked him what his last name was, he mouthed the word stow. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news." >>> residents in one san francisco n
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Jul 27, 2011 4:30am PDT
8 1/2 hours of fighting the fire but now the big question is what kind of toxic problems it has created for us in the air. the plume of black smoke could be seen as far away from oakland. it was burning as many as 30,000 plastic bins. the company makes those plastic bins that are used by farmers. firefighters found it extremely hot making this fire a huge challenge for them. investigators say workers at the plant started the fire. >> we have confirmed with the business owners and employees on site that that they did have employees with working with some type of open flame device. i don't have details but probably a blowtorch or welding in that area. >> no major injuries were reported. about 120 firefighters came to help out with this when it reached the sixth alarm. they even received help from travis air force base. they finally stopped putting water on it about 9:30 last night. macro plastics has been here for 20 years and never had a fire like this. 45 workers -- 45 people work here. at this point it's grateful that everyone evacuated safely and everybody is okay. live in fai
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
% of the staff will previously employed by ami. >> we got a big weekend coming up and a hot weekend coming up. >> it was getting pretty warm yesterday afternoon. >>> hottest days are still ahead of us, good morning, coming up on 6:07. you can see the storm track and moisture and green staying up the canadian border and dry air that will work its way toward us aiding in that heat wave developing. 60 in concord. 65 in antioch and everybody else in the mid to upper 50s half moon bay at 50 degrees. the coast will be the most comfortable while the rest of us are having above average temperatures. 66 in half moon bay. low to mid-70s richmond, oakland and upper 70s to low 80s for the rest of bay shore. mid to upper 80s in the south bay and east you bay. let's head down to the monterey bay, upper 80s to low 90s. a little more comfortable around the bay with low to mid-70s and down into salinas. take a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast, you can see the stream of hot weather inland. i can't remember 7 days mid to upper 90s. seven days in a row. low to mid 80s around the bay and there is the c
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00am PDT
. the roof started burning at 11:10 at alcatraz and king streets. it was an enormous fire. big flames coming out of that roof. it's too early to stay whether fireworks were to blame. check out these images from over in brentwood, two homes caught fire. firefighters think it was the barbecue grill, no one was hurt. the victims from one of homes had only been there about three weeks had just moved in. they had unfortunately been through this before. >> very scary. we were able to get out in time. we know the neighbors were able to help us. it was a second fire we've had. so it burned down and the fire department responded really fast >> reporter: just incredible. now check out what they were dealing with out in the county. east contra costa county, lots of grass fires, half a dozen. the skies lit up with illegal fireworks so a lot of them on the ground there were a lost fires. this is in bay point. no injuries were reported from these fires and no structures were burned but again, firefighters say it's too early whether fireworks was to blame but it would be quite a coincidence that it just ha
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00am PDT
is opened up. danville, stalled big rig, 680, right lane we do have a bart delay in san francisco peninsula in the eastbound direction of about 15 minutes. >>> we'll check in a little later. fire crews spent nearly all night looking for hot spots in a massive fire at a plastics plant. this morning, the questions are turning to what is left in the air. the fire begin yesterday afternoon at macro plastics in fairfield. amy hollyfield is live where fire officials are just about to give another update. >> we're waiting for that update. right now, take a look behind me. wow, now the sun is up you see the damage that happened here at this plastics manufacturing company, chain link fence is gone. the fire just melted it. this field is blackened. it's burned for about eight and a half hours and firefighters said it was very hot and intense fire. it started at about 1:15 at macro plastics here in fairfield. they say workers accidentally started oors the fire. the fire burned 15,000 to 30,000 plastic bins that creates toxic smoke. the agency calls it the worst smoke you can encounter. residents were
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Jul 7, 2011 6:00am PDT
big to perform the rescue. at that point, they will notify land or air assets, like a helicopter that could get closer to the people in the water. at that point it would certainly be checked out by medical technicians and taken to the nearest hospital for evaluation. >> the seven men were on board a fishing boat when it sank sunday morning. more than 40 people were on board at the time. mexican navy and u.s. coastguard has searched more than 1100 square miles. the aircraft took off from mcclellan air force base this morning and mexican authorities are leading the search but rescuers and mexican authorities are hoping they can find survivors. live at the coast island in alameda, nick smith, "abc 7 news." >>> jaycee dugard is breaking her silence on television since she was freed. she gave diane sawyer an exclusive interview ahead the release of her book. she says she wears a pine cone around her neck because that is the last thing she remembers after losing consciousness. she says she can't believe she can now jump into a car and just go to her beach with her girls. the exclusive
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
jose southbound, big sinkhole. 30 by 30 sinkhole. emergency crews are trying to get it fixed. traffic is getting by in the left lane. they hope to have it fixed by noon. >>> it's 6:15. one landlord is going through drastic measures to crack down on dog poop. a manager of apartments said she is so sick of tenants not cleaning up after pets she is hiring a dna testing service to find the culprits. she has to collect dna samples. they say owners who are caught will have to pay 60 for the cost of tests for future offenses. >> and reporters deal with all kinds of situations out in the field but there are some you can't prepare for. take a look at this reporter on l.a. wildfire on saturday. didn't look up in time. helicopter swooping in, down comes the water atop of her. nobody hurt, crews got the fire under control. a good training for the reporter >> i think the producer ordered that. it's great tv. >> we're on doing a drop. >> let's move on. come on. we all want, and not much drizzle in the forecast as we come up on 6:17. we're looking down from mount tamalpais and notice the sun is up a
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00am PDT
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00am PDT
a big memorial that we've been reporting. sheriff's memorial later this morning. it's open to the public and you can expect traffic delays, north san pedro road, redwood highway, that begins about 9:30 this morning until 4:00 this afternoon at the marin veterans memorial auditorium. live look, slow traffic. you can see road work out of novato southbound 101 toward central san rafael. >>> thank you very much. >> still ahead, the power of google. that may force the chairman to testify before congress. >> and new tool that will help parents figure out how much college will cost. >> and what a study is revealing about the subtle differences in about the subtle differences in añañc@c@c@bbúúúfmtmtmtmtmtmtmtmt about the subtle differences in añañc@c@c@bbúúúfmtmtmtmtmtmtmtmt you gotta try honey bunches of oats with almonds! it's got real, sliced california almonds with a third less sugar per serving than honey nut cheerios. wow! delicious! try honey bunches of oats with almonds! denny's new tour of america menu. 50 star cuisine. the new tour of america menu. starting at $4.99. only at
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Jul 22, 2011 4:30am PDT
stadium where there is new developments in stow's recovery. >> reporter: big week for the stow family. this is the second time we've heard about an arrest from the l.a. police department on this case. is the first time they got it wrong when they arrested giovanni ramirez and they insisted he was the one that did it. we spoke with the reporter that broke the story about the two new arrests. >> sources close to us, this is who they think is responsible, these two suspects. >> reporter: ramirez was originally arrested in may and accused of the march beating. ramirez has been held since then. he is serving 10 mo sentence on parolee parole violation but many people insist he is the guy. bryan stow he remains at san francisco general hospital. around tuesday doctors performed emergency surgery. a that point things did not sound good but his family reports good news that he is making major strides. they say he opened his eyes and when he was asked what his last name was he mouthed the word stow. >>> thanks very much. >>> residents in one san francisco neighborhood are reacts weigh disbelief
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Jul 4, 2011 4:30am PDT
. >> as you know 4th of july is a big barbecue holiday but the bay area is sizzling as we mentioned with mike. high temperatures reminds everyone to take extra precautions. cecilia vega reports. >> there really isn't a way to beat pleasanton's triple-digit it heat, you learn to cope with it, that means hiding whatever shade you can find and stay well hydrated. >> we're going to go jump in the pool. >> as temperatures sizzled so did grills around the bay area in spite of the warning. the scorching weather forced monitors to declare it spare-the-air day. while barbecue was not technically illegal it definitely was not adviced. >> people around the barbecue but we strongly urge them to use gas grills because they pollute less, even if they use charcoal grill, don't use fluid to get it started. >> barbecues aren't the only potentially dangerous 4th of july tradition. some people just can't help it. the big are the fireworks the better the holiday even if it cost $239. in dublin one of few places in alameda county where it's legal to buy and sell fireworks, every purchase big or small comes with a
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00am PDT
for the cause of the second big vegetation fire in a week. this fire was reported just before 11:30 yesterday morning. the crews got there and blaze had consumed an acre and burning toward the east bay mud reservoir. fire was contained to three acres. nobody was hurt. it is considered suspicious. >>> 6:35. what the level, for example, of wildfires, the level of threat, danger? >> i would say with the cool temperatures, the following out there, probably diminished. back in the midwest, mike? >> we were feeling your pain last week. >> which one was it? >> it was both. it's fun to taste it and appreciated what we had. here is a look, nice to see acre back. area of low pressure bringing the sea breeze. it's why we have a patchy drizzle to contend with. and check out winds southwest 9, oakland, west at 10. napa southeasterly wind 25 at fairfield where a nice sea breeze is shooting through the central valley. temperature is one degree warmer in los gatos. two in san jose, everybody else at the same or five degrees cooler than yesterday. clouds hang around through 8:00. we'll still be in the 50s. by
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00am PDT
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00am PDT
is overdoing it with the screen wipes. >> maybe that is a big problem. screen wipes. >> i their they can afford a few screen wipes. >> pry the windshield wipers off the car and you may need them once in a while. widespread rain event, july has been much different than june in that respect. marine layer clouds, as we look down from mount tamalpais they are more widespread hoovy is look from the bottom up some of clouds and higher clouds, what is left over from mid moisture down from the south. talk about temperatures, still in the 50s in fairfield, concord antioch, livermore, san jose, everybody else in the 50s, around the monterey bay and inland, we have a thick cloud deck and temperatures hanging around the mid-50s. sunshine and cooler conditions. we'll see the sunshine and feel the cooler conditions today. the clouds still linger at the coast. now with the clouds at the coast it will be easier for those to come inland tonight. look for clouds to increase just about every night as the sea breeze gets stronger the next couple of days. that will help the highs continued their downward tumble. yo
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00am PDT
/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> in today's tech bites a warning, new scams on the social network. one is disguised as a video of casey anthony confessing to her attorney. users are being asked to not click on the links. >> spotofy boasts instant access to tracks. it's free with ads or pay monthly fee to skip the plugs. >> cosmopolitan magazine, next month will start selling cosmo for guys. it advises every men on sexual preferences and the magazine has long following among men. those are the tech bites the. >>> it appears beachgoers have less beach to go at lake tahoe this summer. they say the lake levels are five feet higher than usual. the water is up because of the snow. more than 61 feet fell this season. lake level could continue to rise until late july. >> it's now 6:25, new tactic that is abo
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Jul 13, 2011 11:00am PDT
. the incredible drama playing out on the big screen tv. amy hollyfield was there to watch the, site. and joins us with more. >> the crowd was on the feet when the goals were scored but now everyone seems to be focused on the finals. a dedicated crowd. it's very cold here at civic center plaza but those here can't watch say they can't imagine watching it anyplace else. this crowd was larger than the one over the weekend. u.s.a. fever appears to be spreading. >> it's very exciting to be out. enjoying soccer with friends. >> it's so fun and then you see it. you are like, i could do that. i just like it. >> we can't control the weather but soccer is an international game and this is an international city and the opportunity to celebrate women's sports and do something is free it's totally worth it. >> it was the game against brazil that took everyone's breath away 5-3. it all came down to the penalty kick. today looked almost easy they took france away 3-1. they the screen will keep up and screen for sunday's final game the u.s.a. women's team first time in the finals. they expect a big crowd and ent
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
. sunday's game will be shown on a big screen tv at san francisco's civic center plaza. agreed big crowd was there to cheer for the team. >> i love it and it's really exciting to be out. >> sunday's viewing party is free and could it be. will we have a brandi moment. that would be awesome. >> that was the highest rated women's soccer rating ever. we'll see what happens on sunday possibly the biggest ever. >>> look at you, full of facts and knowledge. >> i need that nor mike nicco. mr. moon shine we call him. >> it's like watching the women play more. it seems like more pure soccer. that is my opinion. give my opinion on the weather forecast. did he really say that? [ laughter ] >> i just can't stand it when the guys stand up and try to run again. can't stand it. >> clouds are not as plef lent the cold front change the air mass. but it is breezy. look at the winds out of the west gusting around 23 miles an hour. 15 at oakland, 18 at hayward. 26 at concord and southwest wind. 15 at fairfield. if you are driving in sacramento nice tail wind. the temperatures are in the low to upper 50s, 50
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00am PDT
the big jump on monday and tuesday as temperatures are back to average for most of next week. good morning, sue. a lot of construction this time of year. >> that's right. overnight road work. this is san rafael and the reason i'm showing you this, they are down to one lane. this is southbound direction and you can see traffic is backed up. we're getting reports from marinwood. they should have it cleared up by 6:00 but it's slow and go out of san rafael. no problems on the golden gate bridge. there are flashing lights and reconfiguring the lanes southbound but not much in the way of fog. as i mentioned earlier, "h" train number one getting a little late start, 5-10 minutes late. >>> all right. thanks so much. >> the question this morning, who wants to be a millionaire? the city you might want to move to. >> you don't want these.... >> was he lying or seriously misinformed. the movement to validate and restore an initiative. >> and unvaccinated children are getting in sacramento. >> and they want to know if british tabloids hacked the phones >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sl
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
gathered in civic center plaza to watch the game on big screen. two u.s.a. fans they were disappointed of the loss but still happy for japan. >> it was dramatic. we'll get them next year. >> team u.s.a. doesn't have a lot of time to dwell on the loss. they are getting to set for the 2012 olympics. i just hate the way it ended, i know that is rule but i hate to see it end that way after 90 minutes of trying so hard. a lot of people are hoarse from the screaming over the weekend. >> a lot of fun over the weekend. >> bring it on. >> and beautiful picture from sutro tower. we are looking down the golden gate bridge, few clouds trying to make a late entrance this morning. acts around the coast and golden gate but the rest of us is clear. cooler this morning, 1-8 degrees. 48 in half moon bay. let's head down to the monterey bay and few more clouds, temperatures in the low 50s and clear 49 in gilroy. today, our first highlights, sunny and warmer. more clouds and see a little bit tonight, close coastal drizzle that will slow the warming and definitely have warming temperatures throughout the w
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
from southern california into our neighborhoods. lows from yesterday pulling away big trough starting to move a little bit and another reason i think a warming trend is well in the forecast. for right now, we have upper 50s to low 60s in many areas. we do have mid-50s around oakland and san francisco and santa rosa is getting close to a qaert of mile. by the afternoon hours, inland areas like east bay valleys will warm a little bit today while the rest of us will be stagnant because of the cloud cover early this morning. i expect by noon the clouds will move back to the coast and afternoon hours, you see the northwest wind and start to clear the clouds along the coast. low to mid-70s around oakland and san mateo and fremont, mid 80s in the east bay valleys. mid on 80s morgan hill and gilroy. about 68 in onto ray today. warming trend continues for everybody tomorrow and it could even be warmer than average sunday and monday of next week. good morning, sue. >>> good morning. a potential problem for commuters in the san leandro area. we've got an accident on the 880 freeway north on the
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Jul 5, 2011 5:00am PDT
at 94. you have a big spread on the peninsula, 86 in palo alto. low to mid-60s around the coast. downtown san francisco and sausalito a little more sunshine for you, 88 in san rafael. clearlake, hundred. east bay shore, sea breeze will keep berkeley, richmond in the 70s and farther south, low to mid-80s. no influence as all from the sea breeze. mid to upper 90s to hundred in brentwood. in monterey. to even near 90 in gilroy and morgan hill. again over in the coliseum, mariners and a's, clear and pretty comfortable, 74 dropping down to a cool 61. then over at at&t park, ten minutes later, we're taking on the padres, clouds will roll in, 65 down to 60 degrees. 50s and 60s tonight with clouds mainly at the coast. look for those to be prevalent every morning in the forecast as the sea breeze kicks in and temperatures are around 8-16 degrees cooler by saturday. have a great day. >>> heading back to san mateo, sig alert for an injury crash on southbound 101. three left lanes remain blocked at this time. let's take a check of your drive times. things are starting to get sluggish from 2
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Jul 13, 2011 11:30am PDT
beat the french team 3-1 in the world sock are cup match. the incredible drama playing out on the big screen tv. amy hollyfield was there to watch the, site. and joins us with more. >> the crowd was on the feet when the goals were scored but now everyone seems to be focused on the finals. a dedicated crowd. it's very cold here at civic center plaza but those here can't watch say they can't imagine watching it anyplace else. this crowd was larger than the one over the weekend. u.s.a. fever appears to be spreading. >> it's very exciting to be out. enjoying soccer with friends. >> it's so fun and then you see it. you are like, i could do that. i just like it. >> we can't control the weather but soccer is an international game and this is an international city and the opportunity to celebrate women's sports and do something is free it's totally worth it. >> it was the game against brazil that took everyone's breath away 5-3. it all came down to the penalty kick. today looked almost easy they took france away 3-1. they the screen will keep up and screen for sunday's final game the u.s.a. w
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Jul 15, 2011 11:30am PDT
in hayward on may 27. one of big driving forces behind this effort is le's family and especially her brother who refuses to give up hope. the u.c. berkeley student has dedicated his summer break to finding his sister. when he does, take a rare break. he feels he a letting her down. >> i feel horrible. i feel like i've wasted but i know i needed this to stay sane. >> his efforts have helped raise $100,000 in reward money, an amount that surprised him. >> i've never even used $100,000 as an incentive before but i hope it appeals to anybody. >> professional searchers of the klass foundation. they agreed to take on this case in part because of the le's family commitment. they hope more volunteers will join the effort. >> they can definitely make a difference. volunteers are needed. this is an opportunity to give back to this family. >> she is all the world to me. having to live without her has been a struggle, it's been almost more than i can bear. >> this is the sixth search. it's the smallest group yet. the family members say they are disappointed but they would like to see more people helping
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
big problem for commuters heading into silicon valley a fatal accident on 101. sue hall has the latest. >> there is big problem. santa clara as you head toward san jose two lanes blocked with an accident fatal accident motorcycle and emergency crews are on the scene. it is south of expressway. you can see traffic slowing as you head toward san jose. they are trying to get the accident out of there as quickly as possible. >>> san francisco police chief is holding a community meeting over the officer shooting death in the bayview. police provided more evidence that the suspect shot first but activists don't believe it. amy hollyfield has more. >> reporter: protest came through the castro. check out the damage that was done. this is bank of america at 18th and castro that had its window shattered. reports of smoke bombs thrown inside the muni station here. this protest started at 5:00 yesterday afternoon and came through the castro around 6:00. no one was hurt but someone did throw a hammer at police officers. police declared an unlawful assembly around 7:45 last night. that is when they
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
bridge, westbound 580 past regatta big rig block the lane. 80 berkeley, westbound direction you see the bunching up as you head into the macarthur maze. metering lights are off and no problems on the upper deck getting into san francisco. check southbound 680 drive as you are heading toward the 24 junction, things are moving well. a little crowded but at the limit. as usual, abc7news.com has all the information before you leave the house. check on bay area traffic. >>> thanks so much. a social experiment show that san franciscans are honest but not as honest in seven other american cities. they conducted an honesty test. they left drinks at a booth asking people to leave a dollar for every bottle they took. 93% in san francisco paid for their tea but chicago took the top spot at 99%. chicago where dead people vote. >> coming up, a fantastic fake. new store that could fool the mo h@ these sweehoney clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00am PDT
is on the scene of a big accident on interstate 280. chp has issued a sig laertd. >> good morning. we have an issue behind me a live shot there. we've got a sig alert in effect this morning, roadway is shut down. this was video taken earlier this morning. 280 northbound at 19th street off-ramp. it remains closed while the officers and officials do their investigation. a car versus a pedestrian there. did not fare well for the pedestrian. 19th off-ramp remains closed at this hour while the investigation is ongoing. your alternate route would be junipero sierra boulevard. we do have a high wind advisory on the bay bridge. >>> our top story, reviews get underway on the controversial bart police shooting that killed a man at a san francisco station. last night ang bring gri protestors managed to shut down three stations during the commute. amy hollyfield is live at the civic center with the very latest. >> we are in oakland at the kaiser center. this is where the reviews will get underway. there will be bart officials looking into this and a citizen review board and have public outrage to answ
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00am PDT
about is a big deal. >> a sanford student developed the technology. the key is that his camera can capture more light than others. >> how many times tried to take a picture of the kids and the kids are out of focus. sometimes they aren't even in front of the camera. >> let's talk to mike with a look at the forecast and how warm it's going to be. >> good morning so far. it's going to be another warm one outside. beautiful picture from sutro tower back to the east bay hills all the way to mount diablo. you can see how clear it is this morning. warm oranges, take a look at temperatures. morning stroll, it's low to mid-70s. still pretty warm around concord and antioch. low to mid-50s, fremont, redwood city, san jose, lblgs, san rafael, everybody else in the upper 50s until you get to 49 degrees in half moon bay. let's talk about why it's going to be so warm again today, but not quite as warm as yesterday. sea breeze is going to return later this afternoon. that is going to drop our temperatures 7 degrees at the coast. we'll still see 90s in the inadvanced valleys. mid to upper 50s alon
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am PDT
, richmond city council approved the municipal i.d. program. the police favor the program. >> big story weather-wise, it's going to be hot in a few areas. we're looking forward in the forecast to some cooler weather, could be below average over the weekend. >> and things are looking good over the bay bridge toll plaza, no problems on the upper deck but caltrans are working on the lower deck until about 6:00 this morning. >> in just a few hours, facebook takes the wrap off the latest features. mark zuckerberg promises it will be awesome. >>> a little drama. thanks for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm terry mcsweeney. in a race against time off the waters off of baja, california they look for seven men missing since sunday morning. coastguard is assisting in the search but so far turned up nothing. amy hollyfield is live from coastguard island in alameda. family members are hoping for a miracle here. >> they are. coastguard has covered 14 high school miles and one of family members says she was told that the search would be called off o at 2:00 a.m. on friday. the family is still h
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00am PDT
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Jul 21, 2011 4:30am PDT
was thrown from a shuttle bus when it collided with a big rig thursday. flee other passengers wound up in the hospital. usf hopes to have belts installed in the entire flight by the end of next month. a memorial service will be held today for the person that died. >> ed lee is signaling he may run for mayor after all. a mock draft urging mayor lee to run for the top stop. he has made comments in the past he does not intend to run but when pressed on the question by the san francisco chronicle, he says part of the accomplishments and he had more on do. he didn't rule out running, the mayor smiled and got into a car. deadline is august 12th. >> an assemblywoman is said to announce he is going to author a bill that no local law can restrict the practice of circumcision. would ma is hoping it to get through the legislative process before the election. opponents have ban the circumcision of a minor in the city of san francisco. >> and mini heat wave. >> it's mini. >> it's got to be treated as a heat wave. i don't know. what do you think? >> it's going to be about three days in the heat wave
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00am PDT
sources say two people beat stow. >> they have big job and a lot of work ahead of them and we are putting all our faith in the lapd. >> it wouldn't mean ramirez would go free, he is serving time for parole violation but if he is clear, his attorney is good example why people shouldn't rush to judgment. police are not talking about the new arrests. we don't know what led them to the two people or what evidence they have that they beat stow at dodger stadium yum back in march. we are hoping to learn more today. on stow's progress, according to the family blog he is making good progress. he opened his eyes this week and made a major breakthrough and when asked his last name, he mouthed the word stow. >>> some stunning revelations from san francisco police in an ongoing bayview shooting investigation. police say the parolee who engaged in a shootout with officers over the weekend died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. lilian kim reports. >>> we believe that fatal wound on mr. harding's body was self-inflicted. >> reporter: they delivered the stunning news. 19-year-old kenneth harding was n
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Jul 25, 2011 4:30am PDT
. that has been cleared out of lanes. twa as big rig versus a motorcycle. now we have a couple closures. south bay, gilroy, 152, sig alert, bus accident. 152 is shut down between bloomfield and san filepi. they have detours in place. -- filipe. but southbound remains closed between the capital ex appraises pres way and 280. that is expected to be picked up by 5:30 this morning. detour in place there, as well. >>> it's 4:40. >> still ahead, mourning the nearly hundred victims in norway's twin attack. a judge makes a last decision on the court appearance of the suspect. >> and trouble in the skies, an american airlines flight burst into flames and heads back to dallas-fort worth airport.údúdúd >>> good morning, 4:42, look at the bay bridge, the mist in the background. believe me if you've been back east this looks so good. looks like apple pie with ice cream on top. >>> norway held a moment of silence for the 93 people killed at a youth camp and an explosion in oslo. meantime, a judge decided to hold the arraignment for the suspect in the twin attacks behind closed doors. he wanted an
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Jul 28, 2011 6:00am PDT
look at the big board. dow is up about 19 points. >> new order that has pg&e digging up a pipeline in the area of the massive pipeline explosion. >> and big batted coming to the giants. >> and also the woman accused of breaking into the hotel room of alex trebek gives her side of the story. her exclusive interview coming -dad, why e you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are the great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ >>> a quiet weather has taken over the state. welcome back. here is your state forecast, live doppler, absent of radar returns. a lot of sunshine and getting warmer everywhere. near 100 in chico and sacramento. 10 may not have palm springs. afternoon sunshine. 80 in l.a., 72 in san diego. tahoe will be 83. >>> just about 6:43.
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00am PDT
and riverside county supervisor jeff stone believes that california is too big to govern. governor brown calls it a supremely ridiculous waste of everyone's time. >> i don't know if it's like that. >> we get santa barbara? i like santa barbara. >> all right. we'll keep it but inland weather might be warmer. >> absolutely. drizzle just about everywhere also and flight arrival delays in sfo and expect more in the next couple of days. this is the picture we see from mount tamalpais this morning as we come up on 6:16. very thick layer of clouds that will be hard to get rid of this afternoon. let's move on and talk about temperatures, here is the latest from national weather service. los gatos at 50 the cool spot and san jose 57, a little bit warmer. we're back to 55 in santa cruz and monitor ray. triangle of 57's gilroy, salinas and watsonville. breezy and more clouds and more cooling today. it will be cloudy, look for more drizzle tonight as you head out for your mornings commute and hintsd of warmer weather, you see them but well into next week in the back half of our forecast. for today, 24-hou
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Jul 13, 2011 4:30am PDT
directions right now. you are looking north bound direction on the right side of your screen. they have a big paving project, lucas valley road, on-ramp is closed and same thing for freitas and construction in san jose and 680 corridor. >>> thanks a lot. >> still ahead, drama begins, high profile major league pitcher whose perjury trial gets underway today. >> and spring cleaning in space, why a a a a a a a a a a a a a aa lysol knows when the weather is at its best allergy season is at its worst. inside your home allergens can be found on everyday hard surfaces. lysol disinfecting wipes remove more than 95% of allergens. and lysol disinfectant spray kills the source of mold allergens. so from pollen particles to pet dander... lysol does more to help your family during allergy season. lysol, the #1 pediatrician recommended brand. 10 pieces of the world's best chicken, [ male announcer ] bring home a complete meal for your family. 3 large sides and 6 biscuits. enough real food to feed a family of 4 or more for just 20 bucks. today is a kfc day. today tastes so good. in the first wash. stain, st
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am PDT
. >>> good morning. we've got a problem around morgan hill area. northbound 101, jackknifed big rig and we're getting word from the chp that has been cleared. there may be flashing lights there. ace train number 1 five to ten minutes late. you got slow traffic in san jose also. southbound guadalupe parkway, a little slowing. highway 87 doesn't look like any slowing there. that is just south of area there. so far so good this morning. no major stalls or accidents to report to you. kristen? >>> the city got paid for the ads. now, they wanted to get paid for those damages the ads caused and they are ready to sue advertisers over what those have done to city buses. and kicking open the record books. the historic achievement that sparked a national holiday this weekend. record at the box office, how the final harry potter movie ranked. i'm carla, and this is my cvs. we look out for patients by offering care 1 on 1. we help them save money with generic prescriptions. we talk to them about prescription safety and -- help them save money. plus we discuss possible side effects and -- help them save
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Jul 20, 2011 5:00am PDT
, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> it is 5:24 as we look live from mount sutro, pulling the downtown san francisco shot. it is beautiful every morning, golden sunrise on the way. it looks great. >> all right. >> china's most famous athlete announced his retirement from the n.b.a. houston rockets center is a household name. he played 8 seasons and. his all star presence expanded the popularity in asia big time. yao has the possibility of becoming go general manager of team there. >> in nepal, size does matter. there is a new measurement of mount everest. they figured the height 28,028 feet but 12 years ago russian climbers it's seven feet faul taller than that. plans are being made to put a device that will measure the height once again using sat
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Jul 29, 2011 6:00am PDT
for sweeping reductions to prevent accidental overdoses of acetaminophen. >> a big surprise for a family. surveillance cameras outside their their home captured a mountain lion walking right up the driveway. the family was inside when they noticed the motion sensor inside. they checked the cameras and saw the lion outside. the animal quickly ran off. they alerted neighbors and police but there have been no other sightings. so they have the proof that backs it up. >>> great temperatures today right? >> depends on what kind of weather. east bay valleys some sunshine but not too hot around the bay but clouds and cool at the coast. >> is that kind of coffee you are drinking like kristen is drinking? >> kristen, do you want to answer that? >> i'll be back in 15 minutes. >> and good morning. beautiful picture from mount tamalpais this morning. just love the clouds the texture, the high clouds that are coming in and making that sunrise so beautiful. nice job gentlemen. let's talk about the temperatures unneeds the clouds. we have temperatures running in the 50s and still low 50s into the south
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00am PDT
said he saw two faces and two big sets of eyes. the plane explode whd it hit the building. two men on board were killed. it happened at 7:30 last night. it crashed into a medical office building narrowly missing the main building. >> billing department luckily no one was there and no one was injured except for the peel that were actually on the plane. >> reporter:. >>> that is amy reporting live in watsonville. amy? >> reporter: kristen are you there. okay. did you hear my report. i'm sorry, i didn't know you lost that. okay. just at the end. faa will be on the scene this morning and plan on holding a briefing at 10:00 this morning. they will be updating us on the investigation and telling us what they've learned. as far as we know the hospital is okay hospital was not damaged at all and able to continue operations as normal. live in watsonville, amy hollyfield "abc 7 news." >>> at this hour more survivors of a capsized fishing boat in mexico are expected to return to the bay area. at the same time family members of the seven men still missing are hoping they, too will have a reuni
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> wow! is that place you would like to be? friday light so light places like lake tahoe. >> where the snow has melted. >> mike says it's going to be about 70 degrees but chance of afternoon thunderstorms. >> could be the final weekend for the borders bookstore chain. judge has approved an auction for it. they say they will accept bids until 5:00 p.m. on sunday and give notice on monday. they filed for bankruptcy protection citing huge losses due to the surging popularity on online book sellers. >>> oakland officials are releasing final numbers in the layoff of city workers. 56 city employees will lose their jobs in the next couple of weeks. 12 more workers may be let go or bumped to lower positions by the end of the year. union officials say most of the effected workers are r
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00am PDT
. big question to get answered is related to last weeks shooting. it happened close to each other about less than a mile apart. this happened around midnight. victim was taken to the hospital and he was alive at the time but they haven't received an update on his confident. they don't know whether it was a random shooting but it appears they've got a trend. this is the third shooting since may. one that happened last week that man was killed. the victim had an extensive criminal record and police don't think the shooting was random. back in may the victim survived. he told police that the group of men he encountered flashed gang signs before they shot him. take a look at the scene. it's this part of the trail is surrounded by homes. it happened in a neighborhood that is bordered by houses making it all the more dangerous. park police are investigating the shooting. >>> investigators are still trying to figure out what killed a 14-year-old santa rosa girl. she was found dead on her bedroom floor. she was having a sleepover with three other girls. they mixed something with so definitive a
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Jul 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
on the speeds. >>> some unwelcome news that likes orange juice for their breakfast. >> live look at the big board. the dow is, it's about 37 somewhere. >> it's up 71. it was supposed to be a tease. >> we'll talk more to jane king when we go live there. >> and if you are on diet, new study could have you reconsidering to drink if you are looking to lose weight. >>> if you thought you heard and seen it all, we have new details b regarding philip and nancy garrido whoúdúdúdúdúdúdúdúdúdúdú -dad, why e you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are the great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ >>> welcome back. coming up on 6:44 this wednesday morning, radar returns are up in the northern part of the state. in the central valley, cooler 80. >> 87 in
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am PDT
service in san francisco faces a big test today. service will require the installation of hundreds of utility boxes on city sidewalks. opponents say they are unsightly and would attract graffiti. the board also want to require environmental impact report before at&t can proceed that would delay the project for years. at&t says it is willing to reduce the number of boxes and give neighbors considerable say in where they are located. >> and driving to work this morning, you can tell in this picture, we got more fog and drizzle but don't worry, mike is going to put a damper on our temperatures today. >> not going to stick around. >> it will hold the temperatures at bay and inland areas will see the warming trend. east bay valleys, we do have fog up in the north bay, santa rosa down to a mile in visibility. you see the lows pulling away. nice northwesterly wind and clear the coast of most of your clouds as we head into the afternoon hours. i am looking at a pretty bright day across the board. 24-hour temperature change, thanks to the cloud cover. only place is down, oakland at 2 san fr
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00am PDT
we have that on our side. so far we have not seen a big increase in traffic where the areas would be affected such as the richmond and golden gate bridges. here the traffic along richmond-san rafael bridge. let's check out the golden gate bridge where we have a nice ride in from sausalito. golden gate transit bus service will be offering supplemental service and find a complete schedule on our website at abc7news.com. >>> a lot of bay area commuters will have to start paying more today in san francisco. it will allow passengers to buy $2 more on monthly adult pass and more on seniors and low income riders. cost on cable car went up a dollar to $67 per trip. caltrain will have to pay 25 cents more for a one way fare. daily parking lot will also cost $10 more per month and stickers will no longer give hybrid drivers a free pass. >>> the dmv says wait until you get your notice before you renew your registration. a new law prohibits it until the expiration date or until the dmv sends out a renewal notice. they are waiting to send them out to attempt to reduce backlog they say everyone
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Jul 19, 2011 11:30am PDT
:00 this morning. >> when we that l flew in we saw she was clinging to it. that was big surprise because we saw the board first. she looks to be in really good condition and good spirits. >> she said she knew she was being looked for and she was ready to get home. >> there is a good chance that rescuers passed over her during night because of the darkness would have made it tough to see her. this is the second flight crew to search. this scene launched at 2:30 this morning, when the fog cleared and daylight hit it made all the difference. when they finally did recover her, 13 hours later, all the rescuers had the they amount of relief. >> everyone was really excited and kind of disbelief. she did a great job. i was really surprised how good a shape she was. >> they took her to an ambulance over at sfo where paramedics checked her out and determined she was fine and told her she could go home. officers went on and on she had a good life jacket and good west suit. if you want to make a moment out of this, she could have been using strobe lights, they would have found her sooner but overall, it's
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00am PDT
. >> hundreds of same-sex marriages continue in new york and how legalization is going to pay big dividends for the state's economy. >> good news for millions out there. why thousands of prescription medications are expected to cost you a lot less very soon. of oats, raisin medley. there's nothing like it! the only cereal with 1, 2, 3 kinds of raisins and crunchy multigrain flakes. you gotta try new honey bunches of oats raisin medley. the midwestern meat and potato sandwich. where french fries and meat, meet come try the midwestern meat and potato sandwich from our new tour of america menu. only at denny's >>> welcome back. 5:44. live doppler 7-hd. few showers lingering down in southern california. you may see a repeat of those developing but sunny and hot with 104 in palm springs. 81 in l.a. with sunshine, 75 in san diego. big sur, 75. we'll stay in the 70s around tahoe. 78 with sunshine. 90s around yosemite and 98 in fresno. pretty quiet across most of the state. >>> mike, thanks a lot. >> hundreds of same-sex marriages will be performed in new york again today. the state's new law took
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